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The Penguin Killer

Author(s): Ste Sharp

Location(s): Brighton

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1990s

Brighton, during the glorious Britpop summer of 1995.A second hand bookshop becomes the centre of a serial killer investigation when vintage penguin books are left at murder scenes. Luke Redfern has just inherited the bookshop Red Books from his Grandad and is busy trying to make the big time with his indie band, Beachhead. When Detective Mellor asks him to help find out who has been leaving penguin books at crime scenes, Luke is drawn into the mystery of what the papers are calling the Penguin Killer.

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